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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65,254 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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An ancient family curse has caused the shocking death of all of Sir Henry Baskerville's ancestors, and the distinguished Dr. James Mortimer wants Sherlock Holmes to help protect his friend. According to local legend, an enormous, savage, supernatural hound lives on the Grimpen Moor, and has just killed yet another Baskerville. Despite Holmes's well-deserved reputation as a crime specialist and brilliant sleuth, even he wonders whether his powers of deductive reasoning can defeat this mysterious, hellish beast. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 2/18/2014

    " A true classic...one that I have wanted to read for years and finally took the time to complete. I am now a very pleased and devoted Holmes/Watson fan. Read More... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/27/2014

    " It was actually a very good book, a bit slow in places, but mostly very good. I'd seen the BBC adaption of it, and I wanted to know how the hound was made to be "glowing" etc. I won't ruin it for people who haven't read it, but the producers of the BBC version have obviously read the book many times, and they had even the tiniest details from the book included. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherin Kurian | 1/22/2014

    " One of the best Sherlock Holmes stories. Gritty and entertaining with the charming medieval English vibe. I give this 5 stars since there are so few books out there that I have read over five times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/17/2014

    " Loved it! and now that I have plowed through all of the Sherlock Holmes stories, I feel like I have lost two old friends in Watson and Holmes. I am hoping that my 11 year old son will enjoy them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina | 1/5/2014

    " My first Sherlock Holmes read and I wasn't disappointed. Although not an incredibly long story, it was a good length with nice pacing and description. It combined third person narrative with letters from the narrator so it felt like Watson was telling me the tale directly. I quite enjoy Holmes and his mannerisms - he is witty and mildly sarcastic with an air of almost arrogance, soft though. For most of the book I could not predict the ending, which is a welcomed surprise in novels. A much enjoyed read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 12/30/2013

    " Rachel was reading this for school, so I read it too. I loved it! And it was fun to howl like a dog to scare her when she was in her dark room trying to fall asleep. I wish I'd "discovered" these fun mystery books when I was young, instead of just reading and rereading Nancy Drew books endlessly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pearl | 12/29/2013

    " Not that this was a bad book, I just found it really hard to read. With the help of Sparknotes, I vaguely get the story. But I think to get the full story, I'll have to get a copy of the Thai translation and see if I understand that better. Yay for being fluent in two languages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Tutterrow | 12/28/2013

    " WOW! I love this book! I literally couldn't put it down. What a great read! As far as the character of Sherlock Holmes, it doesn't get any better than this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna-Kathrin | 12/23/2013

    " Holmes and Watson are awesome! I didn't think I would enjoy this so much! Really good mystery/detective novel that is rightly regarded as a classic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 12/20/2013

    " Fun, quick little read; can't believe it took me this long to get around to Mr Holmes! That said, I agree with a comment I read a while ago, which is that G K Chesterton's detective stories do quite match up to Conan Doyle's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Frank | 12/16/2013

    " Interesting, but not enough to seriously recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brennan Kumitch | 11/30/2013

    " Best Holmes book by far nothing much more to say than it being a must read for everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coleta | 11/25/2013

    " Read while in high school "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Apoorva | 11/13/2013

    " Hmm. Not a great plot, but gripping enough because of the sheer atmosphere it creates. The only quibble I got was the fact that we don't see our beloved Baker Street consulting detective in action until the very end. But I love that the BBC adaptation changed that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 beentsy | 11/11/2013

    " Really enjoyed this one. I even had a slavering hound nightmare after reading in bed one night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbie | 10/27/2013

    " Read my review at Gator Book Chomp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karolisha | 1/16/2013

    " I personally am a sucker for any Sherlock Holmes story for purely sentimental reason, so probably any review I write would be biased. I wasn't too happy however to see so little of Holmes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy Rutman | 12/2/2012

    " I absolutely tore through this in Mr Stoops class--5th grade. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nur Wakhid | 10/23/2012

    " Hmm, not as spectacular as the title :B "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lorena | 10/20/2012

    " what's the big deal? sherlock sux "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Reid | 6/30/2012

    " This was my first Holmes, and likely my last. It was written well, but there didn't seem to be any complexity. Reminded me of the pretty good French movie, The Brotherhood of the Wolf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 6/15/2012

    " Wonderful novel, I adore Holmes. I am highly amused of his powers of deduction. I also liked how Sherlock takes a backseat in this novel as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Zimmerman | 6/7/2012

    " You need to recognize that this was serialized, so some of the suspense is a bit over the top. But Holmes is funny to be sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 2/4/2012

    " Best of the Sherlocks that I've read (Study in Scarlet, Sign of Four). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 10/23/2011

    " I love Sherlock Holmes. Quite clinical but very interesting reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Citizensnipps | 8/22/2011

    " Wow what a great read! This was the first sherlock holmes story I have read and now I see what the fuss is all about. Doyle is an amazing writer and I can't wait to read all the other holmes stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki | 5/23/2011

    " I love a good mystery and it was my favorite genre as a kid. I found that when I started it earlier this evening I couldn't stop reading it. An easy read. Can't wait to discuss it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Åsa | 5/22/2011

    " So far charming and interesting. Love it. Will finish this one and read all the other books about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndi | 5/20/2011

    " Hadn't read a Sherlock Holmes book for years and this is one of his best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 5/15/2011

    " I read this in middle school. I remember reading it, but I don't remember much about the book. Will probably re-read this at some point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathyred | 5/13/2011

    " I read this as a teen, and reading it now as an adult it doesn't really hold up as a mystery. This time I read a heavily annotated version, and I don't really think Holmes nailed it. Great atmosphere, though "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " My favorite Sherlock Holmes story. I love the longer format and the spooky location. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 5/8/2011

    " Very fun. Though I'm a sucker for books written in the old-timey Victorian English speech. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genie | 5/5/2011

    " A classic for a reason- what a great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 4/28/2011

    " First and foremost! I grew-up with Sherlock Homes, and the much under-played Dr. Watson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 4/27/2011

    " Its ok, i dont recommend it but it is 10 billion times better then 20 thousand leaguse under the sea!! its good if you are looking for a mature mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 4/23/2011

    " First time reading Sherlock Holmes, but I am very familiar with the character beyond that and I enjoyed reading this story very much so. I am going to look into more books with Sherlock Holmes for sure after reading this. "

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About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was born of Irish parentage in Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but he also had a passion for storytelling. His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Despite the immense popularity Holmes gained throughout the world, Doyle was not overly fond of the character and preferred to write other stories. Eventually popular demand won out and he continued to satisfy readers with the adventures of the legendary sleuth. He also wrote historical romances and made two essays into pseudoscientific fantasy: The Lost World and The Poison Belt.

About the Narrator

Patrick Tull (1941–2006), born in the United Kingdom, was a multitalented actor of the stage, screen, and television, as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He acted in numerous American television shows from 1962 to 1996, including Crossroads, and he had roles in six Broadway plays between 1967 and 1992, including Amadeus. His film credits from 1969 to 1996 included roles as Cecil in Parting Glances and Jerry the bartender in Sleepers. He served as narrator for the television series Sea Tales. He narrated nearly forty audiobooks, and his readings of The Canterbury Tales, The Letter of Marque, Monk’s Hood, The Vicar of Wakefield, and How Green Was My Valley each earned him an AudioFile Earphones Award. His narration of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin novels was praised by novelist Stephen King as among his ten favorite audiobooks of 2006.